I once pm'd Quint about what to look for and he replied 'the bigger the rocks the bigger the bass' which would tye in with what your saying, but after yourselves and Mike showed me what to look for I caught most bass in shallow water. The biggest mistake I found previously was that I was treating Bass like I would Cod - deeper water, kelp etc and I have found that its nearly totally opposite for bass, for me the biggest attraction is Wrack and crabs find both in quantity with tide and in the right conditions there will be bass. Whilst I was a prolific cod catcher I never seemed to catch any monsters maybe the same will happen with the bass, who knows. ??